Marie Topp
The Labyrinth

The encounter takes place in a system with clearly marked entrances and exits. We all have directions to follow. The actual distances are impossible to grasp. We may watch the scenario from a distance but can only navigate in close proximity.
We move through a landscape. We walk in an ever-accelerating nature. We hallucinate. Slowly, the surroundings wear on our imagination. We must dare to move, get lost and follow dead ends to see through the logic that is present.
The Labyrinth is a new choreographic work by choreographer Marie Topp in close collaboration with lighting designer Mårten K. Axelsson and composer Julia Giertz.

The Labyrinth is the first work in a new series, consisting of three reflections on time and existence, staged in different formats, spaces and temporalities. 

What it means to be alive and how we imagine what it is to be dead, are themes that are pervasive in this series. The works will process the relationship between the inner and outer worlds and reflect on what existence is in a world of decay.

Artist talk April 22nd
After the performance on Friday, April 22nd, the audience can learn more about Marie Topp’s artistry when Marie talks with Thomas Eisenhardt, artistic director, choreographer and dancer.

Thomas Eisenhardt knows Marie from when she began dancing and working with choreography. This evening they have a dialogue about Marie’s artistry and early encounters and experiences which have left their mark on Marie’s artistic work today.

Premiere April 21 at 8 PM – We invite you to stay for a premiere drink and snacks after the performance.
Performances April 22 + 23 at 8 PM
Performance April 24 at 5 PM
The duration of the work is 60 minutes


Marie Topp


The Labyrinth




  • 21.4.2022, 20:00
  • 22.4.2022, 20:00
  • 23.4.2022, 20:00
  • 24.4.2022, 17:00


1 hour


Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, 2400 København


Choreography: Marie Topp / Music: Julia Giertz / Lighting design: Mårten K Axelsson / Developed and danced by: Johanna Chemnitz, Emilie Gregersen, Alen Nsambu / Dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić / Costume: Maria Ipsen / Song: Zosia Holubowska / Sound technician: Emil Assing Høyer / Photos/trailer: Ville Vidø / Producer: Gry Raaby / Dansehallerne producer / Anne Mette Berg / Bookkeeper: John Gottenborg Bruun v/ Cyrk / Production: Visible Effects / Residencies: Holstebro Danseteater, Udviklingsplatformen/Tid i rum, Dansehallerne / Co-production: Dansehallerne, Inkonst / Foundations: Statens Kunstfond, Beckett-Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, William Demant Fonden.

The Labyrinth - trailer by Ville Vidø
Marie Topp talks about the concept behind the performance
Q&A: What can the audience expect?
Q&A: What is the inspiration for the performance?
Meet the team of artists behind the performance
Statens Kunstfond – Sort (en)
Knud Højgaards Fond (en)
William Demant Fonden (en)

The Labyrinth is supported by: Danish Arts Foundation, Beckett-Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, William Demant Fonden.